Your contribution to Family Health Centers of San Diego will help us serve San Diego’s homeless population and support programs like our new Housing Navigation Center.
- The Housing Navigation Center is a core pillar of Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s Connect, Support, House initiative. It is operated by Family Health Centers of San Diego and supported by over two dozen community partners. Funding is provided by the City of San Diego and administered by the San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC).
- The Housing Navigation Center assists those who are experiencing homelessness, or at risk of homelessness, by identifying immediate and long-term housing solutions, providing crisis management, accessing benefits that are important to housing stability, case management and housing navigation, and providing on-site access and referrals to medical, mental health and substance use disorder services.
Housing Navigation Center
1401 Imperial Avenue, San Diego CA 92101
For hours and transportation information, click here.
Housing Navigation Center On-Site Services*
- Housing Navigation and Placement Services
- Case Management and Referrals
- Outreach and Engagement
- Peer Support
- Medical Care and Care Coordination
- Health, Wellness and Life Skills Education
- Substance Use Disorder Services
- Mental Health Treatment
- HIV & Hepatitis Services
- Benefits Determination and Streamlining Access
- Transportation and Utilities Assistance
- Legal Services
- Family Reunification Opportunities
- Connection with VA Health Care and Benefits
- Documentation Assistance
- Employment Training
- Self-Image/Empowerment/Coping Skills
- Other Additional Services
*Not all services are available at all times.
Housing Navigation Center On-Site Community Partners
- Alpha Project
- California Department of Motor Vehicles
- Community Research Foundation
- Downtown San Diego Partnership, including the Family Reunification Program
- Home Start
- Interfaith Shelter Network
- McAlister Institute
- Mental Health Systems
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
- People Assisting the Homeless (PATH)
- Regional Task Force on the Homeless
- Salvation Army
- San Diego Rescue Mission
- Serving Seniors
- The San Diego LGBT Community Center
- Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) San Diego Healthcare System
- Veterans Village of San Diego
- Volunteers of America
- Wakeland Housing & Development Corporation
- 2-1-1 San Diego*
*Services provided remotely.
Homelessness in San Diego
- San Diego County has the fourth largest homeless population in the U.S., with the third largest population of homeless veterans.
- The 2019 Point-in-Time Count found over 5,000 homeless in the City of San Diego where the Navigation Center is located.
- FHCSD sees over 27,000 individuals experiencing homelessness annually, including those living on the street, in transitional housing and couch surfing.
Housing Navigation Center Background
- In January 2018, the City of San Diego announced plans to establish a Navigation Center designed to connect people experiencing homelessness to a network of resources and supportive services focused on promoting stabilization and transition to permanent and long-term housing in a single coordinated hub.
- As a regional health care provider for individuals experiencing homelessness, FHCSD is directing the efforts by providing medical and mental health services and is well-positioned to link the homeless population to much-needed housing resources.
- Additional community partners provide a wide array of other support services.